As 2015 World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year nominee, Mark Stewart Bennett catapulted onto the international stage after consistently exciting performances for Glasgow Warriors and Scotland 7s, by making a winning debut for Scotland in the 41-31 viagogo Autumn Test against Argentina.
Mark Bennett broke through at Glasgow in 2011 and soon secured a move to Clermont Auvergne.
After an injury hampered first year in France, Bennett returned to Glasgow on loan before making the move permanent. In 2014 Bennett made his Scotland debut in a 41-31 victory over Argentina in an Autumn International. He was then one of only five players to start all of Scotland’s 2015 Six Nations matches and went into the 2015 Rugby World Cup in good form, featuring against Japan, USA and Samoa in the group stages, and played in the quarter final against Australia, scoring a late try to put Scotland in front. Bennett’s form was rewarded when he deservedly picked up the 2015 World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year award.
His success transferred across 7s, where he won a silver medal with the GB Olympic Sevens squad in Rio in 2016. A year later, Bennett made the move along the M8 to Edinburgh Rugby, his consistently excellent displays earning him a recall to the Scotland set-up earlier this year.
He scored two tries on the 2022 summer tour to Argentina to take his tally to eight for Scotland.
Date of birth: 03/02/1993
Scotland Debut: 08/11/2014
Place of birth: Irvine
2017 to present
2012 to 2017